By Callum Peterson
Golcar made it four league wins on the bounce to continue their march up the league table with an emphatic 9-0 victory at Goole AFC. Striker Buddy Cox scored a hat-trick to give the Weavers their biggest win as a semi-professional club.
Ash and Gav Connor’s side moved up to 13th in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division sitting on 28 points. Their nine goals took them from a -3 goal difference to a positive one at the end of the day as everything Golcar hit turned to goals. Seven of the strikes were converted in a stupendous second half.
Golcar boss Ash Connor said: “It’s the biggest win we’ve had as a semi-pro club. We may have had bigger as an amateur set up. The amount of goals were great in the last two games being 6-3 and 9-0. Our attacking play has been superb.
“We were disappointed with the three goals we conceded against Albion Sports. However our overall performance was pleasing and it got even better against Goole who did have a few attempts on our goal.
“Buddy Cox was magnificent against Goole and those three goals take him up to five now. We are really pleased for Buddy, he’s a great lad who really puts his all in for us.
“We are pleased with the whole team too. The form has been good and it has lifted us away from the relegation places which is what we wanted.
“We now need to just focus on the next game and make sure we continue in our good form. We play Penistone Church who just drew 4-4 with Emley in what seemed like a tough match.
“We know they are good opponent and only lost 1-0 to them earlier in the season when we had a man sent off. We will do everything we can to beat them.”
Golcar went ahead in the 19th minute through Nathan Woodward who scored after a corner. Dan Naidole doubled the lead when he headed home a Joe Skarz free-kick and it remained 2-0 at half-time.
Five minutes after the re-start Buddy Cox put the result beyond doubt cashing in on a terrible mistake by a defender to chest the ball home. Five minutes later Cox headed his second and shortly after Dan Stocker came off the bench to lash home a thunderous half-volley from 25 yards to make it 5-0.
Cox completed his hat-trick when he headed in a Slater Barnes cross before Kayle Price took his personal tally to nine goals in seven matches with a double including one from the penalty spot. Naidole made it 9-0 with the final kick of the game with a wonder strike from 30 yards.
That’s six wins out of their last seven in all competitions for Golcar who take on Penistone Church at the Skye Direct Stadium on Saturday January 14.